USDA Names Bob Morgan as Rural Development’s State Director in Pennsylvania

Morgan Among 12 State Directors from Rural Development and the Farm Service Agency to be Appointed by the White House

Following a press release from President Joe Biden announcing the appointment of several regional appointments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointments of seven Rural Development (RD) State Directors and five Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors.

“These twelve individuals are incredible public servants who have a proven track record when it comes to their commitment to advance their states and communities,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Each will serve on the frontlines, carrying out USDA’s mission at the state level and ensuring the voice of each and every USDA customer is heard. We are fortunate to have each of these talented individuals at this critical time for farmers and producers and rural communities across America.”

Included in the announcement is Bob Morgan a native of Mountain Top, Luzerne County, Pa. Morgan’s 25-year career spans from bank teller in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to current State Director of USDA Rural Development.

“I am honored to have been selected for this position, and I am committed to extending greater and equitable access to the federal programs designed to upgrade the economic engine driving investment in our rural communities,” Morgan said.

Morgan has proven experience in the investment, insurance and banking sectors assisting fellow Pennsylvanians in making decisions that impact and improve lives. He also worked for 8 years as Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director for Congressman Matthew A. Cartwright (PA-08) working with community leaders on several major economic development initiatives designed to enhance the communities of the Northeastern corner of the state.

As State Director, he will use his leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs to provide greater economic opportunities throughout the Commonwealth. Morgan is a 1985 graduate of King’s College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Government. In addition, he is the former President of the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association.

RD State Directors serve as the chief executive officer of Rural Development in the states and territories and are tasked with carrying out the mission of rural development to the benefit of everyone in rural America. In conjunction with the guidance and support of the National Office, State Directors are responsible for promoting the mission and strategic goals of Rural Development and provide key leadership to develop and support a productive, diverse, and inclusive state workforce.